Barcelona City. Located on the coast of northeastern Spain. The capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia.
2,500 years old city.
Second most populous city in Spain after Madrid with a population of 1.6 million people within the city limits. Its metropolitan area has more than 4.8 million people, the fourth largest number in Europe.
It has rich cultural heritage and today it is one of Spain’s major tourist destination.
Most famous for hosting the 1992 Summer Olympics and also for being a home for the famous club FC Barcelona.
It is among the leading tourist, economic, sports and cultural centers in the world.
Europe’s third and one of the world’s most successful city and fourth best city for business and in growth,improving every year by 17%.
Home for most famous football club, FC Barcelona. Barcelona have won 89 trophies – The most successful club based on number of trophies won, Barcelona are the only club to win the treble twice.
It is a transport hub, with the Port of Barcelona being one of Europe’s busiest passenger ports. Barcelona-El Prat Airport handles more than 50 million travelers every year.
12 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BARCELONA CITY
- Sant Jordi’s Day is the Catalan Valentines Day. Marked with roses allover the city, there’s no doubt that Saint George’s Day is the Catalans version of Valentines Day.
- Beaches are Artificial. There were no beaches in Barcelona until when Spain hosted the 1992 Olympics.
- The Sagrada Familia has taken 200 years to build. More than the great Pyramids (20 years).
- The FC Barcelona Museum is the most visited museum of Barcelona.
- Las Ramblas is actually 5 different Avenues: Rambla dels Estudis, Rambla de Canaletes, Rambla de Sant Josep, Rambla dels Caputxins and Rambla de Santa Mònica.
- Eixample street corners are cut off to allow a turning radius for Trams
- Barcelona has 12 abandoned metro stations and they are haunted!
- Gaudi’s Alive House. Casa Milà was called the alive house, because its appearance and architecture is all meanders and bends which makes it look exactly like a living organism.
- It’s the only city that receives the royal gold medal for architecture.
- It is home to the largest football stadium in Europe (Camp Nou).
- Barcelona was meant to be the home of Eiffel Tower!
- Park Güell is actually a failed housing project.
8 Things to Do and Not to Do in Barcelona City
- Don’t expect people to speak English. Instead, learn some survival Spanish before you visit.
- Don’t leave a tip. Instead, if the service is great, a simple muchisimas gracias will do. Or you could write a glowing Yelp review.
- Do not pay for a walking tour but instead design your own self-guided walking tour or join a free group tour.
- Do show up at La Sagrada Familia without a ticket but instead, tickets are now available online for purchase. You can purchase one to avoid the long lines.
- You don’t have to buy overpriced stuff at Las Ramblas. Instead, ask some locals about their favorite eateries.
- Avoid using taxi to get around. Barcelona is a walkable city and you can move around easily. For long distances, use a bus. It’s a bit cheaper.
- Don’t speak Loudly in the Streets at Night and Instead ake your conversation inside and keep quiet in the streets come bedtime.
- Avoid trading the City Centre as an Extension of the Beach and rather stop acting as if you’re on a beach.
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